christianmordi
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Over the past decade, fans of the NFL in the United States have shared their concern and anger over team mascot name of the Washington Redskins.
People who are and aren't of Native American descent have told the league that this name is a blemish on the league, but no action has been taken.
Today the pressure is no longer just domestic, as two members of British Parliament wrote a strongly worded letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell earlier this month, urging the league to change Washington's name or, "at the minimum, send a different team to our country to represent the sport, one that does not promote a racial slur."
"We were shocked to learn the derivation of the term 'R*dskin,' pertaining as it does to the historic abuse of native Americans," read the letter, a copy of which was obtained by ESPN. "The exportation of this racial slur to the UK this autumn, when the Washington team is due to play, directly contravenes the values that many in Britain have worked so hard to instill."

Is this the final straw? Will the Redskins finally admit their is an issue with the team name and switch it up?

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So we will just agree to disagree. I respect your intelligence and your argument, but its hard to have real talk over the internet lol Its something that would best be handled in real life. But I did learn something new today so thats cool
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This is where a HUGE misunderstanding lies...Freedom of Speech is protection from the GOVERNMENT, not from social consequences. It just means you cannot be arrested for being an outspoken bigot, but you can still face social consequences like people calling you a racist prick or boycotting your business....or being rejected from international games. As for your comments on the effects of an offended minority, the whole purpose of the Constitution and of law is to protect the rights of the minority, not the majority, anyway, so your logic on that matter is a bit flawed.
@ruffswami You are right about that. I was just touching on the point @Straightshooter was making. Brown pride is very common in families with Mexican roots and with that being said, they would be next on the name chopping block in this overtly sensitive culture we live in.
@shagnasty360 The Brown's are an historic team, the first NFL team to allow black players. So in their defence about Cleveland's name, it shouldn't change for the fact that their name ties to historic values.
@Straightshooter First off your statements aren't falling on deaf ears. Second, The Browns "could" be offensive to people of Mexican heritage. Lastly nobody wants to acknowledge the reason why they're called the Redskins in the first place because its easier to ignore a fact versus rebuke it.
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